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Call us trash if you want, but some of the greatest and most memorable films are documentaries. Therefore, the best type of movies ARE documentaries! From the arts and sports to nature and true crime. Join Bob Sham and his rotating "experts" as they watch documentaries in an analytical and irreverent way. How will your favorite documentary hold up in our revolutionary new rating system? If you love documentaries and love getting up in people's faces about them, then step up and join the Documenteers down the film-hole of fun!

Call us trash if you want, but some of the greatest and most memorable films are documentaries. Therefore, the best type of movies ARE documentaries! From the arts and sports to nature and true crime. Join Bob Sham and his rotating "experts" as they watch documentaries in an analytical and irreverent way. How will your favorite documentary hold up in our revolutionary new rating system? If you love documentaries and love getting up in people's faces about them, then step up and join the Documenteers down the film-hole of fun!
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Call us trash if you want, but some of the greatest and most memorable films are documentaries. Therefore, the best type of movies ARE documentaries! From the arts and sports to nature and true crime. Join Bob Sham and his rotating "experts" as they watch documentaries in an analytical and irreverent way. How will your favorite documentary hold up in our revolutionary new rating system? If you love documentaries and love getting up in people's faces about them, then step up and join the Documenteers down the film-hole of fun!

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Episodes

Episode 35: 30 for 30: The U

8/12/2018
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Once it was nothing but a bunch of pencil neck geeks until the day the University of Miami decided to invest into it's college football program. The Miami Hurricanes (AKA The U) have since been one of the most beloved/hated college football teams ever since. For episode 35, Bob Sham, Drew, and 2 Live Crew present ESPN's first feature length 30 for 30 film "The U" by Billy Corben/William Cohen. The shit gets lit and the party gets going...for an hour and 45 minutes. Drew wanted sick plays and...

Duration:00:58:55

Episode 34: The Decline of Western Civilization Part III

8/6/2018
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Episode 34 presents the third in the Los Angeles music trilogy by Penelope Spheeris. Bob Sham and Jonni discuss the Decline film that the director feels the closest to. "The Decline of Western Civilization Part III". Infected cigarette burns, depression, cum haired egalitarian punk bands, alcoholism, homelessness, squat fires, sad childhood stories, and endless amounts of vintage adolescent 90's snideness. Did we mention this one has sad stories? It does. Watch how shit sucked in a pre-911...

Duration:00:54:23

Episode 33: The Decline of Western Civilization Part II: The Metal Years

7/30/2018
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For episode 33, Bob Sham and Stuart Von continue the classic Penelope Spheeris documentary series with what is often considered the funniest of the films. Spheeris hilariously captures the cusp of the LA Glam metal explosion in "The Decline of Western Civilization Part II: The Metal Years". This doc features a cavalcade of classic rock and metal personalities and everybody else is going to make it. Absolutely. New school delusions and old school testimony, but is it all true? Mostly. More...

Duration:00:53:03

Episode 32: The Decline of Western Civilization

7/22/2018
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Our 32nd episode starts our three part saga on one of the most iconic and listener-requested documentary series ever. This week Bob Sham and Ginger discuss none other than the Penelope Spheeris 1981 classic LA punk doc "The Decline of Western Civilization". The Germs! X! Fear! Black Flag! Fist fights! Anarchy! Pat Smear's thoughts on women! The cuddly racist Eugene who is now apparently embarrassed by everything he said in this film! Dead painters and the women who hate them! All play a role...

Duration:01:10:34

Episode 31: Won't You Be My Neighbor?

7/16/2018
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Hello, neighbor. So glad you could join us for this very special episode 31 of the Documenteers. One second, i'm just gonna change out of this blazer and into a cardigan. ........................................... There. That's better. This episode is very special because Bob Sham and Angela talk about a documentary that is in the theaters. It's the Mister Rogers biographical film "Won't You Be My Neighbor?" by Academy Award winning director Morgan Neville. Everyone seems to like it. If...

Duration:00:47:26

Episode 30: 30 for 30: The Legend of Jimmy the Greek

7/9/2018
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Heya, kid. (lights cigar) I see ya like podcasts. (blows smoke in your face) Good. I got a Documenteers episode for you. (wipes meat grease onto cheap white blazer) It's one a those ESPN 30 for 30 movies that Bob Sham does with Drew and it's about the very handsome, and very intelligent gambler/sportscaster Jimmy Snyder. (farts. drools.) We're talkin' about the Fritz Mitchell film "The Legend of Jimmy the Greek" and it's full of dripping narration, degenerate gambling, idiotic race...

Duration:00:47:13

Episode 29: Heino: Made in Germany

6/30/2018
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It's episode neunundzwanzig, and Bob Sham and Jonni will be analysieren the 2013 Oliver Schwabe documentary "Heino: Made in Germany". This dokumentarfilm is about a well known (In Deutschland) singer named Heino who grew berühmt after bringing back some old folk songs that the Nazi's ruiniert. Some people really geliebt it, and others really really gehasst it. What are Heino's gefühle on the matter? Does he even gefühle at all? Does the persönlichkeit outweigh the Ironie that has...

Duration:00:44:13

Episode 28: The Death of "Superman Lives": What Happened?

6/25/2018
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Look! Up in the Sky! It's a bird! It's a plane! It's...it's...crashing and burning...oh god... Episode 28 is here and Bob Sham and Akil sort through a true Hollywood tale in John Schnepp's Kickstarter co-funded documentary "The Death of 'Superman Lives': What Happened?" Yes, that is the actual title. Once upon a time hair-dresser/Hollywood producer John Schnepp wanted to make a Superman movie. Kevin Smith wrote for it. Tim Burton was going to direct it. Nicholas Cage was going to star in...

Duration:01:23:58

Episode 26: Iron Maiden: Flight 666

6/18/2018
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For episode 27 we introduce Ginger, the newest Documenteer! Then we gotta hop the Bruce Dickinson helmed "Ed Force One" tour jet and follow the band around the world in the 2009 rock-doc "Iron Maiden: Flight 666" by Sam Dunn and Scot McFadyen. What is it about Iron Maiden that resonates across generations and creates such a passionate fervor in fans all over the world? Let the band and the fans tell you. This ain't about drinkin', druggin' and babes. It's about the music and the family...

Duration:01:26:25

Episode 26: Evil Genius

6/11/2018
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For the 26th episode we break new ground as Bob Sham and Angela take on their first docuseries for the podcast! BECAUSE YOU DEMANDED IT! This week we discuss the Netflix original documentary series “Evil Genius” directed by Barbara Schroeder and produced by Trey Borzillieri. One day in Eerie, Pennsylvania a pizza delivery man named Brian Wells walked into the PNC bank with a bomb around his neck holding a note requesting a large sum of money. What happened? How? Why? Who? Is it a genius...

Duration:01:18:04

Episode 25: American Movie

6/3/2018
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If this episode 25 was a 90's comic book, it would have a card stock cover and a hologram on it. But it's not a 90's comic book. It's a podcast. It's a podcast about documentaries, and this episode is like putting on a comfy pair of slippers. Bob Sham and Stuart Von discuss the 1999 Chris Smith (Welcome Back, Kotter...i mean, Chris)classic documentary "American Movie". A movie about a man in northwest Minneapolis, his dream to make the great American film, and the memorable people in and...

Duration:00:51:19

Episode 23: Shy Boys: IRL

5/21/2018
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It's 23 and me...and you...and this episode is very genetically white. The word "Incel" (involuntary celibate) is now known by everyone from your college roommate to your dad for all the worst reasons. Bob and Jonni break down the sad scene in the 2011 short documentary "Shy Boys: IRL" by Sara Gardephe. Sara got in on the terminology before some bottled up psychos stabbed, shot, and ran over innocent people and her film is available to watch for free on Vimeo and Youtube. Are all incels...

Duration:01:01:53

Episode 22: The Rachel Divide

5/14/2018
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It's episode DEUCEDEUCE and this episode is HOT 'N' READY! The newest Documenteer, Akil, joins Bob Sham for the new Netflix documentary "The Rachel Divide" by Laura Brownson. The story of Rachel Dolezal, the woman who claims to be a trans-racial black woman who was born white, unfolds in all it's cringworthy glory. Shit gets intense. Shit gets weird. Akil and Bob do the world a favor, and pretty much figure everything out in this episode. You're welcome.

Duration:01:30:27

Episode 21: Lot Lizard

5/7/2018
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It's the 21st Episode. An episode that begs the question, "How brave is your penis?" It's addiction, poverty, and truck stop sex-working galore as we explore the evening ladies (and one dude) of the great american interstates and highways. Bob and Angela discuss "Lot Lizard" by director Alexander Perlman. Streamable for no extra charge if you have Amazon Prime. Join us as we parse through a cavalcade of memorable personalities. Some got syphilis. Others will burn you with a cigarette. One...

Duration:01:11:50

Episode 20: Enlighten Us

4/27/2018
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Can you believe it's been 20 episodes already?! 20 delicious episodes of the greatest podcast about documentaries ever! Accept this offering, oh mighty Herzog. Jonni and Bob delve into the world of spiritual motivation and its hazards as it follows around one troublesome/troubled guru with a serial killer name in the 2016 CNN film "Enlighten Us" by director Jenny Carchman. Streamable as of this posting on Netflix. James Arthur Ray (aka JAR) hosted a retreat (for $10,000) where three people...

Duration:01:13:37

Episode 19: Get Me Roger Stone

4/23/2018
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In this our 19th episode, we look back on the life of the most vicious alligator in the swamp and how what happened in the election year of 2016 really wasn't that much of a shock in the whole scheme of things. Stuart and Bob watched the Netflix original documentary "Get Me Roger Stone" by Dylan Bank, Daniel DiMauro and Morgan Pehme. You may think you're tired of all the Trump era rigamarole, but this doc, for all it's snideness and sneering, is rather enlightening. A film that could be an...

Duration:00:54:15

Episode 18: Andre the Giant

4/16/2018
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Hot off the HBO presses! For the 18th episode of Documenteers Drew joins Bob for a documentary that isn't a 30 for 30. The Dox discuss the new HBO Documentary "Andre the Giant" by Jason Hehir. Andre was larger than life. Literally. Life couldn't hold him. His legacy paved way for legend and so many years after his death his mythology lives on as strong as ever. Bob Sham and Drew discuss the doc and rub Herzog lotion all over it. Also, is Shamco studios...Huh huh huh HAUNTED?!?!? Let Bob's...

Duration:01:14:46

Episode 17: Take Your Pills

4/9/2018
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Oh My Gawd, Becca. It's episode 17 already. We gotta buy some adderall from your brother and go drink schnapps with Billy over by the playground. We assume that type of scenario has occurred in the lives of the young people we meet in Alison Klayman's new Netflix documentary "Take Your Pills". It's about the rise and reach of adderall, and the history of us feeding amphetamines to kids. It might just be a commercial for certain personality types. The Documenteers tackle this educational...

Duration:01:01:22

Episode 16: 30 for 30: Muhammad and Larry

4/2/2018
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It's been a sweet 16 episodes of your favorite documentary-themed podcast! Bob Sham and Drew get back into the 30 for 30 way of things with Albert Maysles and Bradley Kaplan's "Muhammad and Larry". This film chronicles an aspect of the legendary Muhammad Ali that doesn't get discussed too much...the times he got his ass beat. It happens to the best of us, and even Ali had to lose eventually. But the guy who beat him, Larry Holmes, defended his title a record 16 times over the years and yet...

Duration:00:42:16

Episode 15: A Hole in the Head

3/26/2018
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It's a mighty keen episode 15, and we're here to discuss a rather gorey procedure with supposedly interesting results in Eli Kabillio's 1998 documentary "A Hole in the Head". The ancient procedure of trepanation goes back thousands of years, and as it turns out people can come up with a myriad of reasons to drill a hole into their skull. This doc can be found easily on YouTube. If you feel like Documenteers doesn't make fun of hippies enough, this is the episode for you. Will Bob and Jonni...

Duration:00:58:28